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Detroit 01/04/2004 -- ACURA HSC



Acura HSC High-Performance Sports Concept to be Displayed at Detroit Auto Show Lightweight, Mid-engine, Two-seater Hints at the Future of Exotic Sports Cars.

Acura's 300-plus horsepower HSC (High-Performance Sports Concept) will make its domestic debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The HSC is a design study combining the ultimate in supercar performance with the interior comfort and handling ease of a daily driver. It features a lightweight body, a compact yet powerful engine and a racing-inspired interior.

The High-Performance Sports Concept features a lightweight 3.5-liter V-6 engine located midship for optimum balance and superior handling. Shifting is accomplished through a unique dial shifter located on the center console or an F-1 style paddle shifter located on the steering wheel.

The HSC features a 4-wheel double wishbone suspension with six-piston caliper Brembo disc brakes on each wheel. Five-spoke forged aluminum alloy racing wheels are shod with 245/35ZR19 tires in front and 295/30ZR20 tires in the rear.

The HSC body is composed of carbon fiber panels over an all-aluminum unit body frame. Short overhangs and a 104.7-inch wheelbase maximize handling and agility.

The cockpit is rounded and sleek for an aggressive look as well as increased visibility. A clear glass engine cover, located behind the cockpit, shows off the engine. The lower body boasts a low waistline, rectangular air intakes on both sides, curvaceous fenders, scissor-style doors and sharp lines that leave no doubt to the concept's sporty nature.

The wedge-shaped front fascia includes large, lower air ducts, projector-style HID headlamps and smooth lines for enhanced aerodynamics. In the rear, high-illumination LEDs are incorporated into the taillight housing for a visibility-enhancing three-dimensional design. Dual exhaust tips are integrated into the bumper and a rearview camera, located next to the taillights, transmits the view behind the car to the driver via the navigation system tilt-up screen when the concept shifts into reverse.

Inside, the concept features a race inspired cockpit with black nubuck leather trim and anodized aluminum accents on the door panels, center console, steering wheel and meter housings. Dual gauge clusters feature a tachometer/shift meter on the left and an analog/digital speedometer on the right. A thick, leather-wrapped performance steering wheel and aluminum foot pedals offer increased road feedback and precise control.
 

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New breed of Nsx :)
 

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mugen223 said:
When is the HSC gonna come out??? I can't wait to own one!
this is a really old post. but the HSC is suppose to be an 07 model if im not mistaken. I also believe that some of that info has changed like the engine is going to be a v-10, not a v-6.
 

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Yea... thats what I thought, because my cousin told me yesterday it is gonna be a v-10 engine. Find it hard to believe, but if its true, its even better. Hope it will be released in 2007, its about time to change the NSX.
 

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mugen223 said:
noob? hehe... dude show some respect to yourself and others.

"there is a fine line between cars with souls and cars without souls..." - Gabe
sorry, i have an odd sense of humor. not meant to be hateful :p :hug

yeah, but i wouldn't suggest bumping a 2 yr old thread. There is more current information about it spread all over the place. Just gotta know where to search. ;)
 

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accordjtstyle said:
sorry, i have an odd sense of humor. not meant to be hateful :p :hug

yeah, but i wouldn't suggest bumping a 2 yr old thread. There is more current information about it spread all over the place. Just gotta know where to search. ;)
Alright alright.... so where is the latest thread about this? I just want to know when this car is due. Anyone know?
 

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mugen223 said:
Alright alright.... so where is the latest thread about this? I just want to know when this car is due. Anyone know?
Shit who knows, but there isnt any more info thats current on this car its all from 2004 :bash
 

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All the news is old......

V10 is confirmed, the 300hp is basically just smoke and mirrors. They say 300plus. I think "plus" is the operative word. I'm guessing (as is everyone on PRIME) that she'll end up with 400-450hp in a car maybe slightly heavier. The issue is the price, we're all expecting 100-120K :(
 
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